Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention for Youth - A Practitioner's Guide (DA2306)

Author(s): Newsletter

Pre-Approved for: CA BRN, CCAPP, CE Broker Provider, RNs

Credit Hours: 3

Course Format

This course is online. All course material is available online and is accessible immediately after purchase from your account homepage. Certificate of Completion is available immediately upon passing the exam.

Course Overview

This course is the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIH) guidelines for Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention for Youth - A Practitioner's Guide. These guidelines are intended to provide a structure for practitioners to properly screen, evaluate and treat youth populations with alcohol misuse risks and disorders.

Course Objectives

  1. Identify youth at risk for alcohol-related problems and create an effective screening service.

  2. Educate facility staff to recognize the importance of screening, confidential care, and systems for referrals.

  3. Implement client service options to include motivational interviewing, positive parental involvement, and access to resource tools.

  4. Implement staff educational choices to include employee support, course updates, and refresher training.

  5. Maximize potential for better outcomes by adopting individualized patient care, maintaining open communication, and utilizing resources to include professional associations.

Course Outline

  1. Introduction

  2. About this Guide

  3. Before you Begin

  4. Four Steps at a Glance:
    For All Patients
    Step 1 - Ask the Two Screening Questions
    Step 2 - Guide Patients Who Do Not Drink
    For Patients Who Drink
    Step 3 - Advise and Assist
    Step 4 - At Follow Up, Continue Support

  5. Appendix

  6. Frequently Asked Questions

  7. Confidentiality

  8. Brief Motivational Interviewing

  9. Additional Workup Resources

  10. Referral Resources

  11. References

  12. Additional Resources

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